What's New

November 2016

NovAtel Releases Version 8.70 of Waypoint® Post-Processing Software Products

NovAtel's Waypoint Products Group is pleased to announce version 8.70 of our post-processing products. All customers currently within their support period qualify for this upgrade free of charge. To inquire about your upgrade status, please contact support@novatel.com with your FlexNet activation ID or USB hardlock number. 

December 2014

NovAtel Releases Version 8.60 of Waypoint® Post-Processing Software Products

NovAtel is pleased to announce Version 8.60 of its suite of post-processing products including: Inertial Explorer® and GrafNav/GrafNet®.  For a full list of improvements please see our GrafNav/Net® version history document and our Inertial Explorer history document

August 2014

The Waypoint Products Group will be conducting a GrafNav/Net and Inertial Explorer® training seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 5th and 6th, 2014.  For more information, pricing, or to register please see our registration document.

April 2013

NovAtel Releases Version 8.50 of Waypoint® Post-Processing Software Products

NovAtel is pleased to announce Version 8.50 of its suite of post-processing products including: Inertial Explorer® and GrafNav/GrafNet®. 

June 2012

Waypoint will be conducting the following training seminars in 2012/2013:

GrafNav/Net

September 18/19 2012

March 5/6 2013

Inertial Explorer

December 4/5 2012

June 4/5 2013


All seminars will be conducted at the Houston sales office and will host 10-12 registrants. For more information, pricing, and to register please see our registration document.

February 2012

Due to continued customer interest, the Waypoint Products Group will be conducting a training seminar for GrafNav/Net and Inertial Explorer post-processing software on May 15, 16 and 17 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  To register or for more informationplease see our Waypoint Training page.

November 2011

NovAtel Announces GrafNav/GrafNet® and Inertial Explorer® Version 8.40
NovAtel's Waypoint Products Group is pleased to announce the release of Inertial Explorer Version 8.40 and GrafNav/GrafNet Version 8.40.  For a full list of improvements please see our GrafNav/Net® version history document and our Inertial Explorer history document.  All customers currently within their PCS period will receive this upgrade free of charge.  To inquire about your upgrade status please contact support@novatel.com with your four digit hardlock number.

August 2011

The Waypoint Products Group will be conducting a training session for its GrafNav/Net and Inertial Explorer post-processing software from November 22 to 24, 2011 in Paris, France.  For more information please see our Waypoint Training page.

November 2010

Waypoint releases new builds (8.30.1123) for all post-processing products.  GrafNav Lite now supports single frequency GLONASS measurements which can benefit float solution convergence.  Our RINEX and Leica decoders have also been updated to fix common decoding problems.  For a complete list of updates please see the GrafNav/Net® version history document or the Inertial Explorer® version history document.  The builds are available on our 8.30 FTP site.  For a link to this FTP site please contact support@novatel.com with your four digit hardlock number.

October 2010

Waypoint releases new builds (8.30.1007) for all post-processing products.  For a list of updates that apply to GrafNav/Net® please click here and for a list of updates that apply to Inertial Explorer® please click here.  The builds are available on our 8.30 FTP site.  For a link to this FTP site please contact support@novatel.ca with your four digit hardlock number.

September 2010

NovAtel is currently accepting registrations for a GrafNav/Net and Inertial Explorer training seminar to be held in Amsterdam November 2, 3 and 4 2010.  To register or for more information please see the registration document.

April 2010

NovAtel Announces GrafNav/GrafNet® and Inertial Explorer® Version 8.30

NovAtel's Waypoint Products Group is pleased to announce the release of Inertial Explorer Version 8.30 and GrafNav/GrafNet Version 8.30.

Major new features available in both GrafNav/GrafNet and Inertial Explorer include:

  • Processing settings have been simplified and the GUI has been made more intuitive
  • New version of AdVance® RTK (ARTK) offers improved carrier phase ambiguity resolution, particularly for single frequency data
  • Fixed static processor now supports L2C measurements
  • Improved support for GLONASS processing when mixing receiver types
  • Ionospheric corrections automatically enabled/disabled depending on baseline distance

Major new features specific to Inertial Explorer include:

  • Automated alignment option scans data and automatically performs static or kinematic alignment, thus eliminating the need for user intervention
  • Precise point positioning (PPP) now available for use with tightly-coupled processing for users who do not have base station data
  • Differential tightly-coupled processing can now be run in multi-pass mode for improved attitude convergence over short surveys
  • Distance-dependent output now available through Export Wizard
  • Range updates have been implemented to improve accuracies during periods with poor GNSS data availability
  • Solving routine for GNSS-IMU lever arm has been improved
  • Improved support for tightly-coupled processing in local datums
  • Inertial solution automatically loaded upon opening of project. Previously, only the GPS solution was loaded.

Please contact our customer service department at support@novatel.com or your NovAtel dealer with your four-digit license number for further information on how to upgrade.

March 2010

NovAtel is currently accepting registrations for a GrafNav/Net and Inertial Explorer training seminar to be held in Calgary from May 4th to 6th 2010. For more information and to register please see the registration document.

January 2010

NovAtel Inc. has announced the End of Life of its Parallel key variants of Waypoint products GrafNav/GrafNet, Inertial Explorer and RTKNav. These products will continue to be available in USB key format, but new purchases and future software releases will not support parallel key licensing.

Customers may migrate to a USB key product version using the Waypoint Key Exchange program. New USB keys will be made available free of charge to customers within a valid post-contractual support (PCS) period. Please contact your sales representative or NovAtel Customer Service for more information at wpsupport@novatel.com .

For a complete listing of NovAtel products at end of life, including the expiration of support and repair for those products, please refer to the discontinued products list on the NovAtel website at www.novatel.com/products/discontinued-products/.

September 2009

Tightly Coupled Processing of Precise Point Position (PPP) and INS Data

Presented at ION GNSS 2009, NovAtel announced a major enhancement to Inertial Explorer 8.30 - a tightly coupled GPS/INS module which requires GPS data from only one receiver (i.e. no base station). Previously, tightly coupled processing was supported only in differential processing. Tightly coupled processing allows GPS data to be used even where only two satellites are tracked. This can significantly reduce IMU error growth where satellite drop outs occur due to, for example, sharp turns. Tightly coupled processing has the added advantage of being a simpler workflow in that GPS and IMU data are processed in a single step. Presented in this paper are results from seven flights processed with simulated 25 degree, 45 degree, and 70 degree turns.